Blues Beat Stars In Shootout

The Blues opened preseason play with a 6-5 shootout win at Dallas. Vladimir Tarasenko scored the lone goal of the shootout to give St. Louis the win. Maix Lapierre tallied twice for the Blues, who play at Tampa Bay Wednesday. On Friday, the Blues agreed to a seven-year, 45.5-million-dollar contract with defenseman Alex Pietrangelo.